Japanese for Beginners: 5 Study Tips That Work
Although learning a new language is a gradual process, there are things you can do to make the learning experience easier and more rewarding. Language teacher Carol Beth L. shares the best ways to learn Japanese for beginners...
When you're learning a new language, it's important to start with the basics and lay a firm foundation. Here are a few tips that will help you on your quest to learn Japanese.
1) Write in Hiragana and Katakana
The Japanese writing system is very different from E
8 Essential Japanese Greetings: Good Morning, Hello, Welcome, & More
Want to learn basic greetings in Japanese? Greetings are an important part of any language because they allow you to connect and communicate with others, even as a beginner. If you're planning a trip to Japan soon or are trying to learn how to speak Japanese, keep reading to find out some of the most common Japanese greetings.
8 Popular Greetings in Japanese
1. Ohayou gozaimasu
(kanji: ????????, hiragana: ?????????)
This greeting is how you would say "good morning" in Japanese. The
13 Must-Know Japanese Expressions for Travelers
Whether you're studying the language or planning a trip to Japan, it's important to know some basic Japanese phrases. Learn these useful Japanese expressions with language teacher Andrew P...
So, you're planning a trip to Japan, or Nihon as the locals say. Hopefully you'll be traveling with someone who is fairly fluent in Japanese (Nihongo) because most Japanese people (Nihonjin) speak very little English.
If you're traveling alone, however, there's no need to worry. Here are 13 basic
Learn Japanese Through Music: 7 Fun Songs to Sing at Karaoke
Karaoke is a fun activity in any language, but believe it or not, singing karaoke is also a great way to improve your Japanese-language skills.
Karaoke, as we know it, actually started in Kobe City, Japan. The word 'karaoke' is a combination of the words kara (from karappo, which means 'empty') and oke (from okesutura, which means 'orchestra').
You may not have realized that you can learn Japanese through music, but karaoke is one of the best ways to practice vocabulary and pronunciati
Back-to-School Vocabulary: 10 School Supplies in Japanese
Ready to go back to school? As you and your family prepare for the upcoming school year, continue your Japanese lessons and learn back-to-school vocabulary with language teacher Carol Beth L...
As the school year starts, it's time brush up on your vocabulary to talk about school supplies! Here are some Japanese vocabulary words that may prove useful as you head back to class.
1) Empitsu - Pencil
Hiragana: ???? Kanji: ??
Because you'll definitely need a pencil when you go back to schoo